GREER, S.C., Sept. 2 (UPI) — A South Carolina man said he “screamed” on his work break when he found out he had won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Patrick Wesley said he bought one of the South Carolina Education Lottery’s $10 Black Ice Millions tickets at the Scotchman store in Greer on his way to work at a carpentry shop.
Wesley said he scratched off the ticket on his break.
“I screamed,” Wesley said of his reaction to finding out he had won the $1 million prize. He said his expression of shock and joy was loud enough for all of his coworkers to hear.
“It was pure luck,” he said.
Wesley said he drove directly to Columbia to cash in his prize.
“This is a life changer,” he said.
He said he plans to start his changed life by buying a new house.
Two $1 million top prizes remain in the $10 Black Ice Millions game.
The Scotchman store was awarded a $10,000 commission for selling the winner.
Wesley told lottery officials he planned to return to work the next day.